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TV Business Affairs & Legal Director

A24 Films

London, United Kingdom 6 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
A24 is currently seeking a lawyer to support our growing international TV slate. We are looking for an entrepreneurial problem-solver with dealmaking experience across UK TV development, production and distribution.

Initial Responsibilities
• Structure, negotiate, and paper a high volume of TV development and production deals, including license agreements, producer agreements, writer agreements, director agreements, rights agreements and talent agreements.
• Oversee and manage various aspects of scripted productions, working with a broad range of in-house personnel (e.g., creative, production, finance, etc.) and external counsel.
• Serve as a business liaison with talent agents, lawyers, broadcasters, and other key collaborators.
• Advise colleagues on deal strategies and a broad range of complex legal issues.
• Partner with business and legal executives to design and implement best practices.

Qualifications
• 5+ years of transactional experience working in a television business / legal affairs department and/or entertainment law firm.
• Law Degree/Qualified Solicitor or equivalent.
• Substantive working knowledge of UK television industry customs, practices and agreements, contract law and intellectual property rights.
• Familiarity with production clearance issues and ability to advise with respect to copyright and trademark matters.
• Solid expertise with respect to guild and union agreements, contracts, and intellectual property law.
• Comfort managing and developing other team members over time
• Strong attention to detail, project management, time management, long-term planning skills and creative problem-solving abilities.
• Excellent writing and presentation skills, including clear and effective written and verbal communication skills, negotiating skills, strong drafting abilities and a can-do, no job is too small, team attitude.
• Professional individual who can build strong relationships, both internally and externally, and is able to comfortably interact with all levels of employees.
• Ability to juggle multiple, competing priorities, pivot quickly, think practically and be solution-oriented.
• Humble, diligent and resourceful.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g46nm1-44-192-94-86-42 in your application.

Company Profile
A24 Films

Based in NY and LA, A24 is the Academy Award-winning film and TV studio behind feature films such as Minari, Midsommar, Moonlight, Ex Machina, Uncut Gems, and this summer’s Zola and The Green Knight.